ABU SIMBEL, Egypt (NBC/EBU) - This phenomenon has taken place twice a year for more than 3,000 years of Egyptian history.
Sunlight Tuesday fell on the inner sanctum of Egypt's main temple at Abu Simbel.
The shaft of light pierced the darkness to illuminate the face of Ramses II, whose statue is seated in the presence of Egyptian gods.
The spectacle only happens on Feb. 22 and Oct. 22, which are said to mark Ramses II’s birthday and coronation.
Ramses II’s reign, from 1279 to 1213 BCE, was the second longest in Egyptian history.
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